October 10, 2014 QuickNotes: Opening Carroll to the World

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014

Opening Carroll to the World

Gustavo Artaza’s recent gift of $1.5 million to Carroll College will open doors to a host of opportunities for Carroll’s international education and global studies initiatives.

One door that has already opened as a result is Carroll’s partnership with WorldMontana. 

WorldMontana promotes global understanding and citizen diplomacy by hosting international delegations from around the world. The organization has relocated their offices from the campus of MSU-Bozeman to Carroll College and has hired Ellen Bush as their new Executive Director.

“I am delighted to be with WorldMontana at Carroll College and excited about our collaboration on international visitors, programs and global learnIng. I look forward to meeting Carroll faculty, staff and students and talking about our future work in the Artaza Center,” said Bush.

This week, Carroll, in partnership with WorldMontana and the Open World Leadership Program, hosted their first international delegation on campus. Five Ukrainian doctors spent a morning touring the nursing labs and learning more about the nursing program from students and faculty of Carroll’s nursing program. The doctors are in the U.S. to meet with health care educators and professionals on the topic of telemedicine.  For some, the visit to the Carroll nursing program was a highlight of their visit thus far.

Another Ukrainian delegation focusing on Accountable Governance will be at Carroll in late-October with two more international delegations on the docket for early 2015.

Ron Lukenbill, President of the Board of Directors of WorldMontana, shared his thoughts about this first team effort, “This visit was a perfect example of the successful working relationship which WorldMontana envisions for our collaboration with Carroll College, Artaza Center for Global Education programs and other international exchange and citizen diplomacy programs in communities across Montana.  A great beginning...”

Read more about the Ukrainian visit in the Helena IR - Ukrainian Doctors Hope to Take Montana Ideas Home.

In addition to the Ukrainian visit, representatives from the Mexican consulate met with President Evans to discuss educational exchange opportunities last week as well.  Read more about this visit in the Helena IR – Mexico Consul Looks to ‘The Year of Montana’.

Members of the Carroll administration and WorldMontana meet with members of the Ukrainian delegation in the newly remodeled conference room in St. Charles.

Ukrainian doctors visit with students and faculty of the Carroll Nursing program. Ukrainian doctors test our the nursing lab.

Artaza Center Opening

Carroll friends, family, alumni and community members are invited to join Dr. Evans and the Carroll College Board of Trustees at the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education. Our benefactor and the President and CEO of International Studies Abroad, Gustavo Artaza, and his wife and daughter will be in attendance for this very special event.

The dedication will be held Saturday, October 18 with Mass at the Grotto at 9 a.m., followed by the dedication and ribbon-cutting in St. Charles Hall at 10 a.m. Attendees will gather in the second floor breezeway between the south wing of St. Charles and first main hall for the dedication. A reception will follow.

Please join us as we celebrate this exciting new chapter for Carroll’s international and global learning initiatives.

Petrino Honored

Former Carroll College football head coach Bob “Putter” Petrino, was awarded the Ron “Swede” Kenison Memorial Award at last Saturday’s Carroll homecoming football game by Frontier Conference commissioner Kent Paulson.

Petrino took the helm at Carroll in 1971 and guided the Saints to a 163-90-2 career record, a .644 winning percentage, in 28 years. During his tenure, Carroll garnered 17 Frontier titles and appeared in the NAIA playoffs nine times.

Coach Petrino’s success laid the foundation of success that has become the tradition of Carroll College football. 

The Kenison Award is the Frontier's highest honor, reserved for those who make outstanding contributions over an extended period of time.

Read more about his award here.

  Bob Petrino receives the Swede Kenison Memorial Award from Frontier Conference commissioner Kent Paulson.Photo courtesy of Grant Hanson.

Digging Up Stories

The first issue of the school year of Carroll’s student newspaper, The Prospector, is now available. Check out the excellent team of writers led by new editors Jay Bouchard and Sydne Cook. 

The paper covers many of the new changes happening on campus from the groundbreaking for the Hunthausen Activity Center to the new mailroom slated for Borromeo. They introduce you to new faculty on campus and Jay provides a moving tribute to Mike Franklin. Included is a roundup on homecoming, a comprehensive review of Carroll’s fall sports and a sampling of international travel and study abroad pieces. Plus numerous other reflections and newsworthy items.

Pick up a copy around campus or check it out online here.  Nice work team!

Transcripts 'R' Us

The Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce that they have gone live with a new transcript ordering process. This system allows users to place their transcript orders online, 24/7, and pay by credit card. It also enables the office to send secure, electronic (PDF) official transcripts with a much reduced turn-around time. The office will still offer traditional delivery methods, but these PDFs will be the quickest way to send transcripts to future employers, graduate schools, and others who need to review an academic record here at Carroll.

While the Registrar’s Office has offered online ordering for several years, this new system requires that students and alumnigo online to place alltranscript ordersthrough the National Student Clearinghouse transcript ordering site.

Full instructions are available here: https://www.carroll.edu/registrars-office/transcripts/a>.

Student News

Alpha Aid

Pictured left to right: Jim Hardwick, Cordell Andersen, Paige Fickler, Sarah Roberts, Nicole Kraut, and Megan Brouwer. 

For incoming Carroll freshman, their first introduction to class is often their Alpha Seminar. In the Alpha Seminars, students learn critical reading, writing and thinking skills in a small seminar-style class. The year begins with a relevant piece of literature read by the entire freshman class, which sets the stage for meaningful discussion throughout the semester. This year’s assignment was Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Gregory Boyle. 

Alpha Seminars are led by faculty and staff from across the academic spectrum. They serve as advisors to students by providing close faculty/student interaction and academic counseling throughout the year.  Alpha Seminar provides a venue to forge new friendships, engage in thoughtful discussion on a wide variety of subjects and serve as an introduction to the opportunities available to students at Carroll.  

Often instructors include an outreach component to their class. Vice President for Student Life Jim Hardwick’s Alpha Seminar class recently volunteered to put together Kid Packs at the Helena Food Share warehouse. The Kid Packs are distributed to elementary school students in need of food assistance each Friday. The visit was the first of three visits that students from his section will make to Helena Food Share for their community service component.

Faculty/Staff News

Medicine or Munchies?

 Dr. Lauri Travis from the Carroll Department of Sociology and Anthropology co-authored research with Darla Dexter, a 2013 Carroll elementary education graduate, and Kathleen Martin from the Corette Library/Botany, that was recently published in the Ethnobotany Research and Applications: A Journal of Plants, People and Applied Research.

The research is titled, “Prehistoric Plant Use at Beaver Creek Rock Shelter, Southwestern Montana,” Ethnobotany Research and Applications (12):355-384.  

The research occurred during the 2011 Carroll College Archaeological Field School when they conducted an exploratory excavation within the Beaver Creek Rock Shelter in southwestern Montana. The excavation exposed four cultural occupation layers dating to over 2,500 years ago.

Read the abstract on their research here.

Alumni News

 Hallowed Hall of Fame

Carroll alumni, friends and students enjoyed a festive and well-attended homecoming weekend. The kickoff to the weekend included the annual Hall of Fame banquet, which saw the induction of five individuals and two teams to the 2014 Saints Athletics Hall of Fame sponsored by Wendy’s of Montana.

The 2004 National Champion Football team and the 1998-99 Frontier Conference Champion Women’s basketball team were the team inductees. The individuals were Tara Zoanni (Women’s basketball, 2004), Dan Avansino (Football, 1996), Mary Lester (Volleyball, 2004), Natalie Conroy (Volleyball, 2002), and Gary Lynch (Basketball, 2003).Read more about the 2014 inductees here. 

Read more about the inductees here.

Members of the 2004 National Champion Football team

 Career Moves

Andrew Sekora – class of 2012 - read announcement here.


Frances 'Fran' Dennehy – class of 1963 – read more on her life here


Francis J. 'Frank' Kerins - President of Carroll College 1974-1989 – read more on his life here.

Read Dr. Kerins' tribute in the Helena IR - Helena Mourns Loss of Former Carroll President Frank Kerins.

Upcoming Events

Where is Pope Francis Leading Us?, Oct. 16, Campus Center, Lower level, Carroll College

Sponsored by the Diocese of Helena and the Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice at Carroll College. Fr. Timothy Radcliffe is a Dominican priest. In 2003, he was made an honorary Doctor of Divinity in the University of Oxford, the highest honorary degree awarded by the University. In his citation, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford referred to Father Radcliffe as "a man distinguished both for eloquence and for wit, a master theologian who has never disregarded ordinary people, a practical man who believes that religion and the teachings of theology must be constantly applied to the conduct of public life." In 2007, Father Radcliffe was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing for his book, "What is the Point of Being a Christian?"

This event is free and the Helena community is encouraged to attend.

Fall Break, Oct. 10-14

Carroll College students will be on fall break from Fri., Oct. 10 through Tues., Oct. 14. Classes will resume Wed., Oct. 15. Administrative offices will be closed Mon., Oct. 13.

"Wicked Tavern Tales" presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, Oct. 16-19 and 23-26, Old North Performing Arts Center in St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

Written by Greg Oliver Bodine and directed by Carroll Improv Director, Michael McNeilly, BFA. Set in a 19th century tavern, customers request a ghost story from the tavern keeper and his daughter. They respond that people are scarier than ghosts and tell us tales from the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe, as enacted by live actors. Get ready to be spellbound.

Shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Recommended for high school age and older. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors, free for Carroll students and employees. For more information, visit the Carroll Theatre Season webpage

Livingston Found: A Rescued Photographic Treasure Exhibition, Oct. 20-Dec. 10, Carroll Art Gallery, St. Charles Hall, Carroll College

This is a special exhibition of photographs from the collection of Livingston photographer and guest curator, Angela Gill. The exhibit will feature a series of large format black and white images of steam trains and life in Livingston, Montana from a collection of original glass plate negatives rescued by Angela Gill. The images have had minimal restoration and have been printed large scale but with great clarity due to the sizeable negatives. Also on display will be some of the original camera equipment and darkroom supplies rescued from the same location.

There will be a lecture and reception on Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and is closed weekends and college holidays. For more information, visit the Visual Arts Current Gallery webpage or call 447-4302.  

Whither Goes Obamacare? Panel, Oct. 20, Trinity Hall, Carroll College

Presented by the Carroll Department of Political Science, the panel will explore the future of health care provision in America in the wake of the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2009, President Obama's signature piece of legislation. The panel will review what has improved, what has gotten worse, and what to expect from the future in terms of health care. The panel will explore these issues from multiple perspectives: legal issues, Medicaid, a perspective from the insurance companies, and the evolving politics.

The panelists include: Brian Matz, professor of theology and chair of the panel; Jeremy Johnson, professor of political science; Jessica Rhoades from the Director's Office of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services; Christina Goe, General Counsel of the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance; and Carroll graduate Odie Otterstrom '12, representative from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana.

The event is free and the Helena community is encouraged to attend.

Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: "The Great Calculus War: Newton Versus Leibniz, Oct. 23, 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College

One of the most amazing events in the history of science was the great way over who invented calculus. This pitted two of the most eccentric and strange geniuses of all time against each other. Isaac Newton developed his theory of gravity and laid the foundations of modern physics. Gottfried Leibniz invented early calculators and pioneered binary mathematics, which lead to the development of modern computers. Both of them claimed to invent calculus, and their claims set off a century-long war of words between their supporters. How did this happen? How did these great geniuses come into conflict? How did those fault lines shape the development of science over the following centuries? Join Dr. Kelly Cline to learn the strange and amazing story of these two geniuses and their war over calculus.

The event is free and the Helena community is encouraged to attend.

"Lee Metcalf's Legacy of Conservation" Lecture, Oct. 23, Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College

Montana Historical Society photograph archivist Matthew Peek will examine the role of Montana Senator Lee Metcalf in the origins of the modern conservation movement and the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act from 1953 to 1964. Peek will discuss Metcalf's role in President Lyndon B. Johnson's "Great Society" program, which culminated on September 3, 1964, with the signing of the Wilderness Act. As one of the original sponsors of early versions of the Wilderness Act in 1956-1957, Metcalf did more than any other single U.S. congressmaan to bring about the act's passage.

The event is free and the Helena community is encouraged to attend.

Founders Day and Parents Weekend, November 7 & 8, Carroll College

This is a great opportunity for students to bring their parents to campus, enjoy time with them, explore Helena's coffee shops or just relax. The weekend is $25 per parent, which covers the parent reception, parent brunch, entertainment, and tickets to athletic events.  Learn more and register here.

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